About Digital Learning Initiatives
Why is DLI based in DCAL?
Among DCAL’s objectives is to “promote the purposeful use of new media and information technology for teaching and learning at Dartmouth.” The DLI work that DCAL undertakes is always done in the context of seeking to leverage digital platforms and new pedagogies to advance Dartmouth's recognized leadership in teaching and learning among liberal arts institutions. An important factor maintaining the College’s leadership role in teaching is opening up a space for innovation and experimentation, an effort at Dartmouth that is directed at building on our core strengths of a rigorous education in the context of a close-knit learning community.
Who are DCAL’s partners in DLI?
DCAL coordinates the DLI program, but the real work rests with our Dartmouth faculty, our students, and our non-faculty educators. Faculty work closely with College librarians, instructional designers, media professionals, and assessment experts in developing and running DLI-supported courses.